DJ CUPCAKE

former jock on ktru.org and
coogradio.com
recording studio manager
for sugarhill studios in houston, tx

music is art. music is science.

under-radar-mag:

Releasing his latest record It’s Album Time earlier this year, Norwegian producer Todd Terje has premiered a new music video for the record’s included track “Delorean Dynamite.”

under-radar-mag:

Releasing his latest record It’s Album Time earlier this year, Norwegian producer Todd Terje has premiered a new music video for the record’s included track “Delorean Dynamite.”

— 17 hours ago with 16 notes
zenfilm:

Dan Workman at SugarHill Recording Studios. Zenfilm. VisitHouston.com  (at SugarHill Recording Studios)

zenfilm:

Dan Workman at SugarHill Recording Studios. Zenfilm. VisitHouston.com (at SugarHill Recording Studios)

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note

jtotheizzoe:

Putting the “pi” in “piano”

Check out this awesome piano melody created from the digits of pi! By transposing the numbers 0-9 onto an A minor scale, the irrational melody is played with the right hand and notes are added with the left. It’s pretty mathemagical.

Also, try singing this along with the melody, either out loud or in your head (it totally works):

"I am listening to a sonnnnng about piiiiiii, maaaaking a melody as the numbers fly byyyyy"

Bonus: Check out Daniel Starr-Tambor’s “Mandala”, a melody created from the orbits of the planets placed onto a musical scale. At 62 viginitillion notes (I didn’t even know that was a number), it’s the longest palindrome ever created.

— 2 weeks ago with 9420 notes
under-radar-mag:

Electric Youth first caught our attention with “A Real Hero” on the Drive soundtrack, the icy, tone-setting track which practically served as the theme music for Ryan Gosling’s character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film. Three years later and that song is present here on their debut album, and the remaining 11 cuts deliver on that same glossy, cinematic escapism.

 (via Electric Youth: Innerworld (Secretly Canadian) | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

under-radar-mag:

Electric Youth first caught our attention with “A Real Hero” on the Drive soundtrack, the icy, tone-setting track which practically served as the theme music for Ryan Gosling’s character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film. Three years later and that song is present here on their debut album, and the remaining 11 cuts deliver on that same glossy, cinematic escapism.

(via Electric Youth: Innerworld (Secretly Canadian) | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

— 3 weeks ago with 10 notes
puszcza:

Bela Bartok recording folk music in Czechoslovakia, 1907

puszcza:

Bela Bartok recording folk music in Czechoslovakia, 1907

— 4 weeks ago with 5 notes

austinkleon:

Lee Scratch Perry recording in Black Ark Studios

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

Lee Scratch Perry putting layers of music together in the Black Ark Studio.  What’s guiding him?

From Wikipedia:

Perry once buried microphones at the base of a palm tree and thumped it rhythmically to produce a mystifying bass drum effect and his drum booth at the Black Ark was for a time surrounded with chicken wire to further his distinctive sound. Many of his songs are layered with a variety of subtle effects created from broken glass, ghastly sighs and screeches, crying babies, falling rain and cow noises. While it was thought to believe that Perry recorded the “mooing” noises from actual cows, it was actually the baritone voice of Watty Burnett through a tin foil laced cardboard tube that produced the cow-like noises. These and other notable recording techniques helped define the Black Ark sound, as well as Lee Perry’s creative legacy.

Perry was known for his eccentric and superstitious behavior during production sessions. He would often “bless” his recording equipment with mystical invocations, blow ganja smoke onto his tapes while recording, bury unprotected tapes in the soil outside of his studio, and surround himself with burning candles and incense, whose wax and dust remnants were allowed to infest his electronic recording equipment. He would also spray tapes with a variety of fluids, including urine, blood and whisky, ostensibly to enhance their spiritual properties. Later commentators have drawn a direct relationship between the decay of Perry’s facility and the unique sounds he was able to create from his studio equipment.

Perry has described his relationship to the studio thus:

“I see the studio must be like a living thing, a life itself. The machine must be live and intelligent. Then I put my mind into the machine and the machine perform reality. Invisible thought waves - you put them into the machine by sending them through the controls and the knobs or you jack it into the jack panel. The jack panel is the brain itself, so you got to patch up the brain and make the brain a living man, that the brain can take what you sending into it and live.

Filed under: recording

— 1 month ago with 225 notes
"That’s what music does when you’re young, it gives you a voice while you find your own."
— 1 month ago with 542 notes

80sjamz:

Popular Girl | From Teen Witch

(via lisachristine)

— 1 month ago with 100 notes

nprmusic:

Standing on a balcony in her hometown, watch Ledisi stop an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.

(via npr)

— 1 month ago with 488 notes